To recognize the achievements of members, units, councils and allied agencies, California State PTA and the National PTA coordinate a number of awards programs.


PTA Unit Spotlight Award

This awards program recognizes the achievements of local units in multiple areas of involvement and will share the ideas with others throughout the state.  With one application, units will have the opportunity to submit for any of the award categories below through the same application.  (* Please note that units must have received the Ready, Set…Remit! award and be in good standing to qualify to apply for this award.)
  • LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT: For training new leaders
  • STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT: For supporting students
  • ENVIRONMENTAL: For raising environmental awareness
  • FAMILY INVOLVEMENT: For boosting engagement
  • MEMBERSHIP AND OUTREACH: For growing membership
  • COLLABORATION: For partnering with business/agency
  • ADVOCACY: For advocating on behalf of all children
  • STUDENT INVOLVEMENT: For developing leadership

Spotlight award winning units will receive:
  • Two (2) paid registrations to the California State PTA Convention
  • $100 gift certificate to be used at the PTA Store during convention
  • Special recognition on stage at the California State PTA Convention
  • Opportunity to showcase their program at a convention workshop

Download the PTA Unit Spotlight Application (PDF download)
Download the PTA Unit Spotlight Application in Spanish (PDF download)
  • Due to Second District PTA by January 17

Honorary Service Awards

Honorary Service Awards (HSA) are available to recognize the service and dedication of both individuals and organizations. They may be awarded only by PTA districts, councils, units, and the California State PTA and should be presented by duly authorized PTA representatives at PTA-sponsored meetings or at functions of allied groups. The HSA Program includes the Honorary Service Award, Continuing Service Award, Golden Oak Service Award, Very Special Person Award, and donations to the HSA Program. A person may receive more than one of any of these awards.

HSA Awards Order Form (PDF download)
HSA Nomination Form (PDF download) – for use by units, councils, districts
HSA Donation Form (PDF download)
  • Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of awards

PTA and Common Sense Media

Parent Education Award for digital literacy and citizenship. Applications due March 1.

School Wellness Recognition Program Award

American Cancer Society. Applications due March 31.


Family-School Partnership Awards

Jan Harp Domene Diversity & Inclusion Award

PTA Take Your Family to School Week Award

Healthy Lifestyles Award

Local Outstanding Advocacy Award

Shirley Igo Advocate of the Year Award


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